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Napster Torpedoed, Barry Articulates, EMI Settles with MP3.com and "Now" Topples Eminem
A summary of the week's top stories, as brought to you by hitsdailydouble.com:
  1. NAPSTER R.I.P.: File-sharing gets a thumbs-down from the court, causing tech-heads to mourn and hilary rosen',390,400);">hilary rosen',390,400);">Hilary Rosen to chortle (7/26).
  2. HANK BARRY FOR THE DEFENSE: Napster's fearless leader makes a tactical error by agreeing to talk to HITS' Simon Glickman for this exclusive pre-decision chat. Don't say we didn't warn ya! (7/26)
  3. EMI SETTLES WITH MP3.COM: Just in time for the Napster decision, a HITS exclusive. (7/25)
  4. IT'S EMINEM VS. NSYNC IN MTV VMA NOMS: It's better than Celebrity Deathmatch. (7/25)
  5. "NOW" IS THE TIME FOR THIS COMPILATION TO HIT #1: Hits collection does what the naysayers couldn't—taking down Eminem from his eight-week run atop the charts. (7/25)
  6. UNIVERSAL TAKES IT TO THE MUSICBANK: Universal Music Group inks with digital locker company, giving less urgency to possible settlement with MP3.com. (7/25)
  7. SME SUFFERS FIRST LOSING QUARTER IN MEMORY: Sony's first quarter 2000 saw them in the red, with the music division posting particularly disappointing results (7/26)
  8. OLIM SPEAKS OUT ON BERTELSMANN BUY-OUT: CDNow's leader gives his take on his company's "last minute" reprieve. (7/17)
  9. VIVENDI-SEAGRAM GETS THE FRENCH SEAL OF APPROVAL: Another hurdle is cleared as the mega-merger gets an OK from the French broadcasting watchdog CSA. (7/26)
  10. MICHELLE S HASN'T FORGOTTEN ABOUT DRE: Our own crossover radio diva hurls some mad props at the once and future King of Rebel Rap. (7/23)
SONG REVENUE: HOPPED UP
Bad Bunny makes the most of his turn at bat. (5/19a)
TOP 20: KENDRICK
LEADS THE WAY
Another record-breaking debut week. (5/19a)
GREEN AS EVER
A think piece—cool! (5/19a)
LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT'S HARRY ON APPLE
Won't be long now. (5/19a)
LNX BATHED IN STARLIGHT BY SHOF
23 with a bullet (5/19a)
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THE BIG CHEESE
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THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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